Growing your own food / Guides

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...growing food at home in the following pages: How to create a Lasgna Garden - Step by Step Guide Growing food at home in small spaces - 7 top tips Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard How to build a backyard greenhouse in cold climates Find more about green life...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how!

...growing sprouts and microgreens at home to suppliment our diet, here are some more pages about growing food at home indoors or in backyards . Vegetables that grow well in the shade Growing food at home in small spaces - 7 top tips Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard ...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...growing their own food, including; seeds, liquid nutrients, rockwool, pump, tubing, PH tester and Elegant Farms! MAINTENANCE Maintaining the Elegant Farm is easy and rewarding. We've made it idiot proof so that even the most brown-thumbed of gardeners can enjoy the benefits of growing their own food at home. It's e...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...your house and show it off. This can be done by installing solar panels and a full retrofit, or simply by composting, growing your own food, and collecting rainwater . Small steps to reduce our impact add up when we encourage others to do so. If you have no sun but your neighbour has a huge sunny lawn, offer to hel...

Lasagna Gardening - How to Build an Easy Vegetable Garden
Food production

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home? , and how to maintain, weed and manage your garden! Growing greens in a Lasagna Garden Now that you know about converting a backyard lawn into a food producing lasagna garden , learn more about growing food at home in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . Growing Food at Home in Small Spac...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...Growing food in raised beds makes small garden maintenance easy Here are just a few of the advantages of growing food in a raised bed in a small garden: An extended growing season . A raised bed will warm up faster than the ground in the spring and in the fall your bed can easily be tented to extend your growin...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...your part; spread the word! Now you know all about how food choices can affect climate change , learn how to grow your own food in the Ecohome green home guide pages - how to build a greenhouse in a cold climate , how to grow food in small spaces , food that grows well in the shade and much more.

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...your raised bed. Many keyhole gardens stand as much as 3 feet tall, which offers a nice break for your back during maintenance and harvest! No more bending means keyhole gardens are great for anyone with mobility considerations but still want to grow their own food. 4.) Plant! For obvious reasons, low-growing plants ...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...your own garden is a great use of outdoor space and can noticeably supplement your summer food production. Even if the only space you have is a balcony or patio, if you have a bit of sun, you can grow a bit of food. There are edibles that grow well in shaded areas, and investigate outdoor hydroponics to increase your...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...growing our food and the autonomy that comes with it,” Maude says. “Apart from the organic farmer in the neighboring town, it’s a bit of a food desert up here in Gaspésie. I like to know what we are eating, where it comes from and that the food we consume is organic in reflection of our values. Our greenhouse will be a...

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store! we produce at our homes is food that isn't part of the agricultural industry , which is a huge consumer of natural resources. If you have a bit of space, urban farming is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and your food costs. Not only that, it's often healthier and even tastes better. Any would-be gard...